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noun

gratification of desires.
Psychoanalysis. the drive to free oneself from tension caused by instinctual needs, as sex.

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Origin of wish fulfillment

First recorded in 1905–10
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Medical definitions for wish fulfillment

wish fulfillment
[ wĭsh ]

n.

In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream or other exercise of the imagination.
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